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|Royal Festival Hall Gets Facelift|
- New auditorium and extra space in UKP70 million revamp
THE long-awaited refurbishment of the Royal Festival Hall is to begin with an announcement today of plans that will also revamp a keys section of the South Bank.
Arguments about the extent of the changes to the famous arts venue have raged for a decade or more but at last a UKP70 million scheme has been rubber-stamped that will include a newly fashioned main auditorium.
The exterior of the RFH, now 53 years old, is also to be given a facelift and there is to a new building constructed at the southern end of Hungerford Bridge.
The work is to start in a year's time and is scheduled to be completed by early 2007.